A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Calama in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.5679° West, -21.8837° South, depth 120.93 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:09:28 / 5:09 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/11/16 / 2016-11-15 21:09:28 / November 15, 2016 @ 9:09 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us100078hd. Unique identifier: us100078hd. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.93 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama. Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 74 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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